Man who killed step-grandson may have mental issues

KUALA LUMPUR: Family and friends of a Nigerian man, who had allegedly flung his step-grandson out of a window after failing to rape his stepchild, told police that he is suffering from mental health issues.

Urine test results showed he was on medication, police said.

“It is also understood that he has some mental health issues.

“There is no record of treatment (for mental illness) but his friends and family said so, ” Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said at a press conference yesterday.

On Sunday morning, the Nigerian man was said to have been in a fit of rage after his family prevented him from raping his stepchild at their apartment in Danau Kota, Setapak, here.

The man then punched his family members before throwing his four-year-old step-grandson off the third floor of the apartment.

The child died at the scene.

Shortly after, he jumped from the same window but survived the fall.

Comm Saiful said the suspect’s wife, the step-child that he attempted to rape and his eight-year-old biological son are still in hospital.

“All are still being treated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for their injuries and trauma, ” he said.

The cause of death of the step-grandson has yet to be determined, he added.

The suspect was found naked at the time of the incident, and not the other family members as speculated on social media, he said.

To a question on whether the man was involved in deviant teachings, he said: “We are looking into it.”

The suspect has been remanded for seven days.

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